by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 01, 2011

Bald guy hatCover up. Have any VIPs who are follically challenged? Perhaps they’ll appreciate a new lid from 4HeadWear, whose BaldGuy Hats for golfers are designed to fit more comfortably and wick away sweat. They even protect from UV rays. Individual hats are $20;




Fore! cookiesSweet shot. Whimsical iced “Fore!” cookies from Eleni’s New York come in the shapes of golf bags, golf carts, golf balls, shoes, shirts and, in a tribute to the movie Caddyshack, gophers. A box with 22 hand-iced treats costs $58.50.





Backhand GloveBrand in the hand. Backhand Brands sells golf gloves that Velcro-close underneath the wrist, leaving the whole back of the hand for a logo. The B4 glove combines breathable fabric with cabretta leather and comes in a zippered pouch, which also can be branded. Gloves start at $24.95 each.





Swingyde training toolGetting in the swing. A fun, easy-to-tote training tool for golfers is the Swingyde, which slips on to the grip of the club and helps players properly align their wrists for the swing. Cost: $34.95; contact the company for customization pricing.








Pride teesColor coded. Not every golfer likes to tee the ball up to a uniform height. Many pros, for example, use Pride tees, which sport color-coded marks to help players tee the ball up to the preferred height every time. For outings, offer a variety of colors for your crowd to choose from. Available from Amazon from about $5 for 50 tees.





Lil' Caddie

Lean on me. For players who don’t like to lay their clubs in the dew-covered grass, the Lil’ Caddie disk can balance up to five sticks, keeping grips dry. The flat piece can be logoed, so golfers always remember where they got the novelty item. Custom orders for up to 25 Lil’ Caddies are $9.99 each plus a $15 setup charge.











 Ogio Umbrella


All square. Here’s hoping your golf outing doesn’t get caught in the rain, but if the drops do fall, supply players with the square, six-foot-wide OGIO umbrella, which covers the golfer and her equipment. Choose from the black, Onslaught Steel or Blue Sky designs, from $40.







Instant energy. Alongside the sleeve of balls, the hat and the towel in the gift bag, throw in a tasty protein bar or two to keep players’ blood sugar up. The Lärabar comes in a range of flavors, including apple pie, banana bread, chocolate chip brownie, peanut butter and jelly, and tropical fruit tart. A variety pack of 16 bars costs $27.95.